Saturday, September 22, 2012

Differentiated Math Stations for Apple-Farm Fun

I know I said I would have pictures of last week's word work stations.  It was my every intent, but, sorry guys, life kinda happened all over me this week.  My littlest guy was admitted to the hospital for respiratory troubles and I camped out with him a couple days.  When I did get back to school I helped out with Diebels testing and somewhere in there I welcomed another new students and four soccer games (and three of those with snack duties) later . . . well, it just didn't happen.   I hope you understand.  It is my intent, again, to get pictures up for you this week so stay tuned.

In the meantime, I have math stations to plan so I thought I'd give you a gander at what I'm thinking of:

If you click on the picture above it will take you to my document with all the hyperlinks included.  Here's a little run down though:

1.  Apple Ten Frames Fun.  Differentiated and Aligned.  You can use apple manipulatives (hi-ho cherry apples work too) or red bingo chips, red snap cubes or whatever you have laying around.  There are also little apples cards included if that makes it easier for you.

2.  Number Writing Practice.  This book (it's a freebie still I believe) is from Fran over at Kindergarten Crayons.  I love it for writing practice with my kinders.

3. Lego Numbers.  Thanks to one of great readers now have the link for making Lego numbers (you guys are awesome) . My kinders have always love doing these and it's great for fine motor and visual discrimination.  Click on the picture for the link.

4. Wormy Apples:  This game is for number recognition.  It is part of a packet that you can make five games from one called Apples Galore.  You can use a limited number of cards for those who are just beginning to recognize numbers and add for others who need more of a challenge.

5.  I-Spy Numbers Down on the Farm.  Differentiated and aligned to common core.  My kinders love a good I-spy. 

6. Krissy Miner's Pokey Pin Shapes.  I need to keep working those fine motor muscles and my kids love pokey pin activities so I'm using both the circles and triangle.  

7. Counting On Apples.  Part of Apples Galore again.  This one allows you kiddos to identify what comes after a number.  There are several color or black and white recording sheets to choose.  You can differentiate by number or by scaffolding by providing a number line (or not).

8.  Farm Numbers Write the Room-I was ease dropping on some teachers the other day (not from my school or district) but who were talking about how one had a Smartboard and one had a Nowboard and I had to boast . . . I have a CLIPBOARD. If only every teacher knew the power of the clipboard.  My kinders this year love to write the room.  This one is differentiated so check it out.

9.  Apple Links/Apple Memory.  Students can either link apple numbers in order with plastic links or play your traditional memory game with apple numbers. 

Ok that's it.  I still have learning centers and word work together for the week and a load of other things to catch up on.  Drop me a line and let me know how your math stations are going.


  1. I found that lego number link. I hope this works for you.

    1. You're the best. Thanks I updated it now and have it thanks to you.

  2. These are all super cute! Love the apple theme :)

    - Sasha
    The Autism Helper

  3. Always love apples! It looks really cute! Come on over and join my blog I would love to have you there. SandyMac

  4. I love how you organize and plan your centers out!

  5. I just wanted you to know that your blot is my #1 favorite! I love your products and your tips for how to manage and differnetiate centers has really helped me in my Pre-K room. I would love some more I Spy letter activities in different themes. Oh and guess what?! I already have 4 "Top Bananas" in my room and several others who are close. I have a tree painted on my wall and use it to put their banans on with their names. AND...I have one little sweetie who is well on her way to being a "Baseball Word Champ"!!!!

    1. I LOVE hearing that. You can bet I'll be making some more letter (and word) I-Spy units. Thanks so much for updating me. I love to hear how it's working for you.

  6. I love your math centers! Thanks for all the links! :)
    Crayons and Curls

  7. Hi, Love your blog. Lots of great center ideas, and love how they differentiated. I was just wondering if you are going to make available editable math versions of the templates you made for Word Word Stations and Word Work Check Off. Thanks Aretha



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